Pothole-covered road set to be repaired
Lord Street will be closed for three days from August 27 for “substantial patching work”.
For several years the road has been riddled with potholes and has been temporarily repaired — only for freezing conditions to prise gaps apart once more, according to town councillor David Wilkinson.
“It feels like forever that potholes have been popping up on a regular basis, so it must have been going on for years,” said Cllr David Wilkinson, for Hoskers and Hart Common.
“Every now and then, the potholes would be filled in, a few months later they would break up and we’d have the same problem.
“At its worst it was impossible to avoid one and people were knackering their cars. It was like an obstacle course.”
The work will see the section of Lord Street between the junctions of Church Street and The Avenue shut.
Rather than a full resurface — requested by Cllr Wilkinson — the work will see a large section of the road repatched, which sees the top layer cut away to reduce the risks of potholes.
Cllr Wilkinson added: “People have complained to me about Lord Street for years and I’ve always shared their concerns “I’m just pleased it’s being done, at last and hopefully the work will mean we have one less bad road.”
Bolton Council’s Highways and Engineering Delivery Services department admitted the condition of such a key link road to Bolton town centre represented a “risk”.
A Bolton Council Highways spokesman said: “We did some pothole repairs in June because we recognise the road can be dangerous.
“Temporary action was all we could do then because it takes time to sanction a road closure.
“We get lots of complaints from residents regarding roads and we always endeavour to respond to them where possible.”
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